Doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as podiatric physicians or surgeons, are qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Within the field of podiatry, practitioners focus on such specialty areas as surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics and primary care.
The Kansas Foot Center at the Newton Surgery Center is at 800 Medical Center Drive, Suite 210, on the Newton Medical Center campus. The board certified podiatrist provides comprehensive medical, surgical and preventative care for the foot and ankle, specializing in chronic pain, traumatic injuries and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle utilizing the most technically advanced treatments and new procedures.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Foot and ankle surgeons are podiatric surgical specialists. They provide complete medical and surgical care for a variety of conditions that affect people of every age. They offer comprehensive medical and surgical care for a wide variety of foot and ankle disorders and injuries. They detect the early warning signs of diseases in the lower extremities, such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. In addition, they manage foot conditions that may pose an ongoing threat to a patient’s overall health.2
1.American Podiatric Medical Association. 2011-07-28. URL:http://apma.org/MainMenu/AboutPodiatry.aspx. Accessed: 2011-07-28.
2. American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 2011-07-28. URL: http://www.foothealthfacts.org/Content.aspx?id=1391. Accessed: 2011-07-28.